02 03 2016

IBM Watson Health's $2.6 Billion Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics

Cravath and Schulte Roth & Zabel have advised on the transaction


IBM Watson Health announced plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights, from Veritas Capital for $2.6 billion. Cravath represented IBM in connection with this transaction. Upon completion of the acquisition, IBM’s health cloud will house one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of health-related data. Truven Health Analytics is IBM’s fourth major health-related acquisition since launching its Watson Health unit in April 2015, following Phytel, Explorys and Merge Healthcare.‎ Cravath represented IBM with a team led by partner George F. Schoen (Picture) and including associates Peter J. Atlee and Douglas C. Dolan on M&A matters; partner Jennifer S. Conway, practice area attorney Romica Singh and associate Aaron J. Feuer on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner J. Leonard Teti II and associates Antje Hagena and Arvind Ravichandran on tax matters; senior attorney Joyce Law on real estate matters; and partner Matthew Morreale on environmental matters. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP has advised Veritas Capital and Truven Holding Corp. in the sale with a team led by John M. Pollack and including Kristen P. Poole, Colin McKeon, Mark L. Garibyan, Howard B. Epstein, Robert R. Kiesel, Ian L. Levin, Ronald E. Richman, Ronald B. Risdon, Kurt F. Rosell, Gary Stein, Michael E. Swartz and Julian M. Wise. Involved fees earner: George Schoen - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Peter Atlee - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Douglas Dolan - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jennifer Conway - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Romica Singh - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Aaron Feuer - Cravath Swaine & Moore; J. Leonard Teti II - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Antje Hagena - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Arvind Ravichandran - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Joyce Law - Cravath Swaine & Moore; Matthew Morreale - Cravath Swaine & Moore; John Pollack - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Kristen Poole - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Colin McKeon - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Mark Garibyan - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Howard Epstein - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Robert Kiesel - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Ian Levin - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Ronald Richman - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Ronald Risdon - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Kurt Rosell - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Gary Stein - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Michael Swartz - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Julian Wise - Schulte Roth & Zabel;

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